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Gaming system $600 budget

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August 8, 2009 10:26:46 PM

Im doing my 1st home system build and i just want any advice on any glaring mistakes or obvious errors i could be making.
Im hoping to order next week, probably from ebuyers. I will need some power supply, but i think i have picked everything else.
My uses will be some light gaming, watching dvds, and general downloading. Its a basic media unit.

Im picking up a 1680x1050 monitor as well.

Im open to some OC too

Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler

PowerColor HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Seagate 1TB Hard Drive 5900RPM SATA II 32MB Cache - OEM

Crucial 4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory CL4 2.0V

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

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August 8, 2009 11:39:03 PM

You are probably overshooting the system a bit with that video card also, unless you plan a major overclock or higher resolutions in the near future, or you play games with really difficult graphics engines....a 4850 would be the card I chose to match the other components better, but if you have the extra $50 to spend, I guess the 4870 is not a bad place to put it.